Moreover (and probably to the detriment of whatever it was that I was saying) there are plenty of people who would chalk up globalization as the beginning of the end of many of those traditionally self-sustaining communities. Like, we've had more than a few decades of those flawed systems?


> a smaller world is better for humanity, but decades of flawed systems has robbed self-sustainability in these communities

This is an interesting statement, and maybe in some ways an accurate one, but I hesitate to believe that a less-connected humanity is somehow better than a more connected one.


How can systems of "personal" trade be fair to a global community?


Some part of me likes this idea and another part of me doesn't know how to feel about it.

Understanding large, complex (and sure, problematic) systems on an individual level makes them more approachable. But we also live in a global economy -- and that's generally a good thing -- and doubling down on these smaller, more intimate, "personal" systems of production/trade strikes me a little bit as traditional isolationist thinking.

People talk about xbps being very fast and that confuses me. There's a good chance I'm doing it wrong, but that hasn't been my experience at all.

haven't seen this one before -- well thanks emacs, I guess?


It took me way too long to realize that my non-signal contacts weren't just ignoring my group messages.

Now I'm here trying to find my update history so I can figure out when this started 🙁

I've started writing more consistently again, which is fun and idk maybe productive or smth

US politics are astoundingly depressing

what I would give for Josiah Bartlet on the ticket for 2020 ...

kinda really digging a few tracks by ROLE MODEL rn

Why the heck did I wait so long to get a decent dock for this laptop?


devlaf boosted

another silly anti-theft measure for the bike while I wait on a new lock/chain

@sexybenfranklin I might have accidentally referred to my roommate's dog as "kiddo" and I'm not sure how to feel about that.

so I kind of agree, and tbh, this is something I'm trying to convince myself of as much as anyone else, but I also think we're better off than we were 20 years ago, and that's because progressive people tried to make it that way.

And sure, I don't think my vote or my letter to my senator does much. And I hate that I exist in this system with little opportunity to meaningfully change the outcome. But I also don't think we're at the point yet where we can feel good about giving up.

Show more

small, relaxed instance for friends